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  D e s e r t   E x p o s u r e   January 2009


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The Tumbleweeds Top 10

 

Who and what's been making news from New Mexico this past month, as measured by mentions in Google News (news.google.com), which tracks 4,500 worldwide news sources (trends noted are vs. last month's total hits; * indicates new to the list). Number in parenthesis indicates last month's Top 10 rank. We ring in the New Year anticipating a change in Santa Fe as (possibly rocky?) confirmation hearings await Gov. Bill Richardson.

 

  1. (1) Gov. Bill Richardson — 10,961 hits (down)
  2. (8) Virgin Galactic — 358 hits (up)
  3. (6) Gov. Bill Richardson + secretary of commerce — 348 hits (up)
  4. (7) Sen. Jeff Bingaman — 159 hits (down)
  5. (10) Lt. Gov. Diane Denish — 116 hits (up)
  6. (-) Spaceport America — 75 hits (up)
  7. (4) Outgoing Sen. Pete Domenici — 74 hits (down)
  8. (-) New Mexico spaceport — 64 hits (up)
  9. (3) Incoming US Sen. Tom Udall — 61 hits (down)
  10. (-) New Mexico Border Patrol — 44 hits (down)

 

 

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